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's reelection. in an associated press exit poll on tuesday, election day, voters nationwide seemed to be buying both parties' arguments about half saying tax the rich more, and about half, and there's yee overlap, let's shrink spending and cut spending. >>> the long line some of us suffered on election day in virginia are now called into question. that state's democratic party has asked for an official review. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey has more now on why some people had to wait so long to vote and what's being done about it. >> reporter: hour after hour after hour, as long as five hours at one prince william county polling place, an election day issue in both prince william and parts of fairfax county. a few polling places stayed open until 11:00 p.m. >> just unacceptable. why weren't the proper preparations taken. we knew it was going to be a big turnout. >> reporter: that's democratic party charlie moran. now he's calling on governor bob mcdonald to do a full investigation. he says turnout also reached new highs in 2008, but there weren't similar problems then. >> why did it
re-election and president obama accepted it saying about petraeus and his wife, holly, i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> it's a lite bit too soon to tell today because of how sudden this was. but for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend one of the few generals to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings on the terrorist attack in september and the american embassy in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead, including ambassador chris stevens. >> so, this is really probably the most politically uncomfortable. just on the benghazi question, the most politically uncomfortable moment the guy has had since he reached the national stage. had to be a really hard time for him. >> reporter: the resignation of the highly decorated former combat commander caught even washington, d.c., off guard. nbc news. >>> the resignation of general petraeus raises a whole lot of questions. david gregory of "meet the press" joins us now with more on the potential fallout from the cia director's resignation. the ha
said on election night, compromise is hard. >> reporter: issue three, libya. four americans dead in benghazi. republicans today demanded a new investigation and warned the president not to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as his new secretary of state. after rice blamed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. go after me, the president demanded. >> and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: mostly he came across mellow. a victor reaching out to his opponents. with both sides up here not really far apart now on taxes, the president clearly hopes his reelection tips the balance, gets him some republican votes on this. and the deal he wants to avoid the fiscal cliff. live from capitol hill, steve handelsman, news4. >>> steve, thank you. now, for more on the scandal involving the former cia director, nbc's pete williams joins us now. there's so many developments in so many different directions in this story. what's happened today? >> well, today we learned general petraeus will in fact testify before the senate about what happened in benghazi. it will be in a closed ses
voted to re-elect president obama. the final electoral map for 2012 looks like this. president obama with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. the president carried every state he won in 2008 except indiana and north carolina. with a record number of votes cast, florida's secretary of state says president obama only won by about 74,000 votes. that's enough to avoid an automatic recount, though, like the one triggered in 2000's in his first weekly radio address, president obama talked about the upcoming fisk's clifr and urged congress to extend middle class tax cuts right away. >> something we all agree on. the taxes on middle class families should not go up. congress should perm fementally e permanently extend the middle class tax cuts. >> they meet at the white house next week. republicans say they're open to adding revenue to bring down the deficit, but they won't agree to higher tax rates for the wealthy. >>> nice break today from some of the chilly, wet fall weather we've been having lately. we saw 60s today. will it continue tomorrow? that's the question for storm team 4 me
coalition has elected a president, vice presidents and a security general. leaders are hoping this move will help draw in more international support as well as resources. >>> a nato service member killed today in an insider attack in afghanistan. afghan officials say an attacker wearing an afghan army uniform shot and killed a member of the u.s.-led coalition forces. the soldier's identity and nationality have not been disclosed. at least 57 soldiers have been killed in so-called insider attacks this year. nato is preparing to withdraw most combat troops by the end of 2014. >>> a major snowstorm slamming canada. residents digging out after several feet of snow, and more could be on the way. a lot nicer in our area. sunny and warm today, but it is i we -- is winter weather on the way here? chuck bell will have your >>> dc united! >> soccer fans came out to spend their sunday cheering for dc united. this afternoon they took on the houston dine mynamo. big crowd packed the irish whiskey bar. the team's first trip to the eastern conference final since 2006, and i think fans are just a littl
31st, we're all in trouble. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do to our economy, let's start to actually solve the problem. >> reporter: the speaker wants a tax overhaul that raises money by cutting loopholes. if they can't hammer out a spending deal by year's end, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. taxes go up for everyone. an average of almost $3,500 per household. and there will be deep automatic spending cuts in both domestic spending that could hobble the economy. they want the president to address the real problem. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending, and the government that has grown massively. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are going to have to compromise. just like the president and his party did aft
about it until after election day. >> we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi, the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter, that there was not a threat to national security. >> holder says it was an impartial investigation and it was not treated any differently because of the people involved. again, general petraeus is not facing any criminal charges. >>> a murder trial involving a former bowie state university student is now in the hands of a jury. within the past hour, both sides in the 'licalexis simpson trial wrapped up. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins tells us what simpson said on the stand today. >> reporter: two girls who did not like each other. they had a number of arguments throughout the school year before this incident happened. these are also two girls who came to school packing knives. in fact, today the prosecution used the deceased's knife to show an example of just how big the knife was that alexis simpson used to kill her. now, the prosecution saying that although these
a compromise. >> reporter: lawmaker rush to washington, welcoming the newly elected members of congress and promising they're ready for progress. >> we're going to work together to reignite the american dream. >> make no mistake. republicans are offering bipartisan solutions. now it is the president's turn. >> reporter: unless congress reaches a deal which so far has eluded them, the new year will bring about $600 billion in budget cuts. one of the steepest tax increases in 60 years. middle income families will pay b 2,000 more in tax a year. >> let's work on a package that will be just and good for this country. >> reporter: that's where lawmaker disagree. republicans want to extend tax cuts over the one. democrats including the president favor raising taxes on the wealthy. >> they will not sign a bill that extends the bush era tax cuts for americans. >> reporter: they haggle over what to cut. how to change the tax code and where to find savings. >> our biggest problems are spending on social security, on medicare. >> reporter: congress created this fiscal cliff last year. assuming it
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